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Class 3

Mrs Olefhile

Class Teacher

Mrs Eugenie Walker

Teaching Assistant

Class 3 consists of Year 3 and Year 4 children.
Our aim  is to ensure that every child feels that they are part of a caring class. A class in which they feel confident enough to try new things without fear of failure. A class in which everybody has something to offer. Our aspiration is that the children in Class 3 will become self-motivated learners through a varied and exciting curriculum. Parents are always welcome in Class 3, whether to discuss their child's progress or to help on educational visits. We want Class 3 children to enjoy school and to look forward to the opportunities each new day offers.
Key Timings:
PE - Every Wednesday, Class 3 children should come to school in their PE kits.
Homework - Handed out at the beginning of term. 
Spellings - Issued on Wednesdays, practised every day in class, tested the following Wednesday.
Reading Record - Your child will need to read to an adult at home and have their Reading Record signed, daily if possible.
Clothing/Footwear - Class 3 will take part in the Daily Mile in the woods. Please send trainers/wellies/boots in a bag when the weather is wet or unpredictable. Your child will need a coat every day in the Autumn term. 
Times Table Rock Stars - Practised most mornings during registration. Learning times table facts is vital and children should be able to recite their table facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. Therefore, it is really important that whenever you get a few minutes you keep encouraging them to revisit these so they can automatically recall the facts without having to use fingers or apparatus. The more your child practises, the easier they will find calculations at school and out in the real world. Pupils in Year 4 will also be doing an online multiplication tables check in June. Pupils are asked to answer 25 questions on times tables from 2 to 12. They are given six seconds per question, with three seconds rest between each question, so the test should last less than five minutes.
This project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.
Our English lessons will link to our history topic, starting with Anglo-Saxon poetry, followed by playscripts, Norse-myths and non-chronological reports. Alongside these units, we will have weekly comprehension, handwriting, spelling, punctuation and grammar activities.
To begin with, our maths sessions will place value based before moving onto addition and subtraction then multiplication and division.
In Science, children will learn about sound and how sounds are made and how they travel as vibrations through a medium to the ear. They will learn about pitch and volume and will find out how both can be changed.
In Geography, children will learn about compass points as well as four and six-figure grid references. They will learn about the tropics and the countries, climates and culture of North and South America. Children will identify physical features in the United Kingdom and learn about the National Rail and canal networks. They will conduct an enquiry to prove a hypothesis, gathering data from maps and surveys before drawing conclusions.
In Art & Design, children will learn about the artform of weaving and how it has developed over time, including the materials and techniques required to create woven patterns and products. They will also learn about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. This will include an exploration of tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, also how artists use colour in their artwork.
In Design & Technology, children will learn about food decay and preservation. They will discover key inventions in food preservation and packaging, then make examples. The children will prepare, package and evaluate a healthy snack.
We have attached a few documents below to give you a taster of what we will be learning. You will find fun facts in knowledge organisers, glossaries of new words, a homework book, useful websites and  a suggested reading list. We will also be looking at these documents in school.

The PSHE theme for this term is 'Me and My Relationships'.
In PE we will be focussing on Multi-Skills.
Our class book will be The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones!
Weekly spellings, homework, topic content and general reminders will be added to Google Classroom. Please check regularly.

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